F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > Suspension | Chassis | Brakes > H&R Sport + Bilstein B8 Dampers or Bilstein B14
VIBE Motorsports
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-13-2013, 04:19 AM   #23
AdiSinghV12
First Lieutenant
India
42
Rep
340
Posts

Drives: 320d M-Sport, X1, 525d
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Mumbai - Delhi - Patna (India)

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lmaleke View Post
Good luck Adi and let us know how the combo works for you.. many here would be interested to know as well...
Sure thing Imaleke! It'd be a month or so before all this go through but will keep you guys updated as and when things proceed! Cheers!
Appreciate 0
      11-15-2013, 11:33 PM   #24
Sedan_Clan
Law Enforcer
Sedan_Clan's Avatar
Brazil
12298
Rep
19,228
Posts

Drives: '22 Porsche Carrera S (soon!)
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: ..in a 992 Carrera C2S!!!

iTrader: (26)

Received my suspension today. Installation appointment scheduled for next Friday at EAS.
Appreciate 0
      11-16-2013, 12:59 PM   #25
AdiSinghV12
First Lieutenant
India
42
Rep
340
Posts

Drives: 320d M-Sport, X1, 525d
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Mumbai - Delhi - Patna (India)

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sedan_Clan View Post
Received my suspension today. Installation appointment scheduled for next Friday at EAS.
Way to go bro! Keep us updated!
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2013, 08:08 PM   #26
AdiSinghV12
First Lieutenant
India
42
Rep
340
Posts

Drives: 320d M-Sport, X1, 525d
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Mumbai - Delhi - Patna (India)

iTrader: (0)

Folks, I have kinda increased my budget by a fair margin so now I have added the KW V1 to this compario;

Which of these will offer the MOST COMFORTABLE RIDE and lower the car about 1.2-1.4" max;

1. H&R Sport Springs + Bilstein B8 Shocks
2. KW V1 Coilovers
3. Bilstein B14 Coilovers.
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2013, 08:22 PM   #27
Sedan_Clan
Law Enforcer
Sedan_Clan's Avatar
Brazil
12298
Rep
19,228
Posts

Drives: '22 Porsche Carrera S (soon!)
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: ..in a 992 Carrera C2S!!!

iTrader: (26)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdiSinghV12 View Post
Folks, I have kinda increased my budget by a fair margin so now I have added the KW V1 to this compario;

Which of these will offer the MOST COMFORTABLE RIDE and lower the car about 1.2-1.4" max;

1. H&R Sport Springs + Bilstein B8 Shocks
2. KW V1 Coilovers
3. Bilstein B14 Coilovers.

That's a hard question to answer. YOUR personal comfort and/or tolerance level may vary from mine/ours. You really cannot go wrong with any of those options, but unfortunately testing all 3 isn't a realistic approach (..unless you have money to burn). My honest opinion is to flip a coin! You will be happy either way you go.
Appreciate 0
      11-20-2013, 11:14 AM   #28
SD_E88
Private First Class
SD_E88's Avatar
United_States
16
Rep
127
Posts

Drives: 12' 135i E88 Black
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (0)

Get the Bilstein + H&R combo and apply the remainder to BMS Tune!
Appreciate 0
      11-21-2013, 06:08 AM   #29
lmaleke
Second Lieutenant
Hong Kong
12
Rep
218
Posts

Drives: shifting priorities for now...
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

iTrader: (0)

Talking How often do you adjust your car's height?

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdiSinghV12 View Post
Folks, I have kinda increased my budget by a fair margin so now I have added the KW V1 to this compario;

Which of these will offer the MOST COMFORTABLE RIDE and lower the car about 1.2-1.4" max;

1. H&R Sport Springs + Bilstein B8 Shocks
2. KW V1 Coilovers
3. Bilstein B14 Coilovers.

Perhaps #2... I don't have a first hand knowledge in the KW v1 on a F30

But before making the purchase, I think you should also be asking on how often do you adjust you ride's height if you thinking in getting a coilover: once a month/twice a month/monthly/quarterly/bi annually/yearly/<enter any time frame here>?

Unless you are going for a fully adjustable coilover which provide ability to fine tune you car's height, damping and, rebound, then in my personal view, again, my personal view here, getting a set of coilover is not a cost effective option..
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2013, 06:06 PM   #30
Sedan_Clan
Law Enforcer
Sedan_Clan's Avatar
Brazil
12298
Rep
19,228
Posts

Drives: '22 Porsche Carrera S (soon!)
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: ..in a 992 Carrera C2S!!!

iTrader: (26)

I love this set-up! Initial impressions are excellent. Full write-up coming soon. It's raining, so I haven't been able to run the car through the paces.
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2013, 05:49 AM   #31
AdiSinghV12
First Lieutenant
India
42
Rep
340
Posts

Drives: 320d M-Sport, X1, 525d
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Mumbai - Delhi - Patna (India)

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sedan_Clan View Post
I love this set-up! Initial impressions are excellent. Full write-up coming soon. It's raining, so I haven't been able to run the car through the paces.
Congrats! Has the car lowered any further after the B8 dampers ? I know new set of shocks won't effect the ground clearance but as you can see in the pic that I attached a couple of posts back, the H&R Sports lowered F30 looks way higher than US/EU F30s lowered on same H&R Sports. I want to know the reason behind this difference.

Also, please tell me how the ride quality is in comparison to the stock dampers.
Appreciate 0
      11-23-2013, 09:50 AM   #32
Sedan_Clan
Law Enforcer
Sedan_Clan's Avatar
Brazil
12298
Rep
19,228
Posts

Drives: '22 Porsche Carrera S (soon!)
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: ..in a 992 Carrera C2S!!!

iTrader: (26)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdiSinghV12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sedan_Clan View Post
I love this set-up! Initial impressions are excellent. Full write-up coming soon. It's raining, so I haven't been able to run the car through the paces.
Congrats! Has the car lowered any further after the B8 dampers ? I know new set of shocks won't effect the ground clearance but as you can see in the pic that I attached a couple of posts back, the H&R Sports lowered F30 looks way higher than US/EU F30s lowered on same H&R Sports. I want to know the reason behind this difference.

Also, please tell me how the ride quality is in comparison to the stock dampers.
I posted a full review in this forum. Check it out!
Appreciate 0
      05-25-2020, 06:37 PM   #33
MadVillainB58
New Member
3
Rep
18
Posts

Drives: 2016 340i
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Upland CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sedan_Clan View Post
I posted a full review in this forum. Check it out!
Can't find your review for your old H&R/B8 Combo. How did it go?

My apologies. Just found it!
Appreciate 1
Sedan_Clan12298.00
      05-25-2020, 06:38 PM   #34
Sedan_Clan
Law Enforcer
Sedan_Clan's Avatar
Brazil
12298
Rep
19,228
Posts

Drives: '22 Porsche Carrera S (soon!)
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: ..in a 992 Carrera C2S!!!

iTrader: (26)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadVillainB58 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sedan_Clan View Post
I posted a full review in this forum. Check it out!
Can’t find your review for your old H&R/B8 Combo. How did it go?
Let me see if I can find it for you.
Appreciate 1
      05-25-2020, 09:11 PM   #35
Sedan_Clan
Law Enforcer
Sedan_Clan's Avatar
Brazil
12298
Rep
19,228
Posts

Drives: '22 Porsche Carrera S (soon!)
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: ..in a 992 Carrera C2S!!!

iTrader: (26)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadVillainB58 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sedan_Clan View Post
I posted a full review in this forum. Check it out!
Can't find your review for your old H&R/B8 Combo. How did it go?
Here you go:


https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...p?#38;t=916893
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
320d, bilstein, bmw, f30, h&r

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST